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Florida: 19-year-old, of Greek descent, kills parents and injures police officer

Featured Florida: 19-year-old, of Greek descent, kills parents and injures police officer

A 19-year-old, of Greek origin, killed his parents and shot a police officer in Florida.

According to the New York Post, the fight was captured on the injured officer's body camera before the young man was fatally shot on Saturday night.

More specifically, Christos Alexander Themelis Jr. fatally shot his 51-year-old father, Christos Byron Themelis, inside the home and then his 48-year-old mother, Rebecca Ann Themelis, in the front yard in front of police shortly after 11 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Officers initially rushed to the home when they received a "freakish" 911 call from the shooter's mother, who said her son had just shot her husband while gunshots were heard coming from inside, Sheriff Chad Chronister said.

While the mother was in the front yard, the son struck her in the back of the head. The unfortunate woman had received instructions from the authorities to walk towards them, however she did not manage to get there.

Then, the 19-year-old opened fire on the police, who returned fire.

During the exchange of gunfire, 26-year-old Officer Shane McGough was shot in the leg, authorities said.

His colleagues quickly administered first aid and bandaged his leg before he was rushed to a local hospital.

"I'm hit," McGough said, as he grimaced in pain, as captured on video.

The assailant is dead, the bullet was removed from the wounded policeman's leg
Themelis was shot during the shootout with four other officers. Badly wounded, he headed for the house and went inside. The SWAT team entered the home shortly after and found Themelis and his father dead.

Themelis reportedly died from injuries sustained during the gunfight with police.

McGough underwent surgery Sunday morning to remove the bullet from his leg.

The assailant had engaged the authorities in the past and was prohibited from possessing weapons, the sheriff said.

"How did he have access to any type of firearm to be able to commit this type of violence here tonight?" the sheriff wondered, calling the young man a "monster."